“Jackass Forever” Trailer Will Have You Laughing and Wincing

At first glance, Jackass seemed like incredibly dumb television: a bunch of dudes challenging each other to increasingly painful dares? Who would watch that? A lot of people, apparently. And eventually a lot of them realized it was not only hilarious, but also kind of brilliant. When the third film – shot in 3-D, no less – premiered at the Museum of Modern Art, it just made sense. Even the spin-off film Bad Grandpa earned an Academy Award nomination.

But it's been more than a decade since the last proper Jackass film, and some of the guys now have grey hair and dentures, along with their battle scars. But that's all the more reason to be excited for Jackass Forever. The trailer immediately goes for the heartstrings with Johnny Cash's cover of "We'll Meet Again," but then quickly jumps into the bone-breaking, ball-bruising mayhem. And plenty of electrocution, too.

While there will be plenty of stunts that look par-for-the-course, the trailer does tease an exceptionally dangerous one. Some poor sap is strapped to a chair and drenched in honey and salmon, while a hungry bear approaches. I'm sure it will turn out just fine (or else they wouldn't have put it in the movie), but it should be a hilarious but nail-biting scene. Personally, I'd rather do that than have a spider crawl inside my helmet.

Jackass Forever hits theaters on October 22.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.